MEMORANDUM DATE: May 3, 2007 revised March 6, 2008 TO: To Project and Programs Administrators FROM: Laramée Lyda-Craft, Grants and Contract Analyst SUBJECT: Hire Authorization Approvals In order to make more informed decisions when approving Hire Authorization requests, the following procedures will now be followed. Hire Authorization forms for projects and centers/institutes are to be accompanied by a copy of the budget for the year in which the employee will be paid along with a copy of the job description for the position being filled. The form is to be signed by the Primary Investigator/ Program Director and routed through the GRaSP Office (DDH D108) where the budget will be reviewed. Upon confirmation that funds are available for the position, the form will be signed by the Assistant Vice President. The approved form will then be forwarded to the Provost’s Office for processing.